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America’s Most Dangerous Cities for Driving — Dave’s Diary

Are you Dr. Jekyll in the garage, but Mr. Hyde on the road?  Studies show we are far more rude in the car than we are almost anywhere else. Think about it—chances are you don’t  swear at home in front of your children or flip off someone in the grocery store line. 

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YVCC Hosts Annual Sustainability Day

Yakima Valley Community College's  recycling committee hosts the 4th annual campus sustainability day in conjunction with the Associated Students of Yakima Valley Community College’s welcome back celebration.

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He-What are you Laughing at? She-Not the same thing! — Dave’s Diary

Wanna know something funny? If you thought --what's funny is funny-- you thought wrong. There are many ways that men and women differ –some of them fabulous, some not so much—but now we can add to the list the way we approach humor.

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Good Manners Equal Good Medicine — Dave’s Diary

Sad but true -- summer is just about over. But as she goes, if we all say thank you and good-bye, we may be less likely to succumb to the colds and flu of fall.

New British research finds that good manners not only separate humans from the rest of the animals on Earth, but also helps keep humans free of disease.

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Yakima Transit Offers Free Fair Shuttles Again This Year

Fair goers can again take advantage of a free shuttle to avoid parking congestion at this Year's Central Washington State Fair.

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America’s Most Deadly Creatures — Dave’s Diary

I just read a story about a guy who almost died while showing off for his drinking buddies when his “pet” rattlesnake bit him inside his mouth.  News flash sir.  It’s a snake—a poisonous snake!  They don’t make warm pet-like attachments.  They are cold blooded and the only attachments they make are when their fangs puncture you!

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NASA Releases Dazzling Photos of Earth

The folks at NASA have released some of the most brilliant pictures of our planet that most of us will ever see. Take a look here!

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Pit Bull Popularity Pushes Forward — Dave’s Diary

Pit Bull lovers pitched a request to city council last night to lift the city ban on the breed.  A study session in November will focus on just that.  Meanwhile national trends indicate more and more people are interested in the breed.

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YVCC Dental Hygiene Clinic Hosts Screening Day

The Yakima Valley Community College Dental Hygiene Program will host a Dental Screening Day on Thursday, September 26, from 1:00-4:00pm in the Brown Dental Hygiene Clinic at 1015 S. 16th Ave in Yakima.

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Put a Ring on it — Fourth Finger Foretells Handsomeness — Dave’s Diary

High Five! Now look at your hand.  We’ve talked about the predictive possibilities of the male ring finger in the past—higher income, better health etc.  Now a new study out of Switzerland indicates that men whose ring finger (or fourth finger) is longer than his index finger are seen as “more handsome” in the eyes of women.

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